Integrated Project Insurance v Integrated Project Delivery

Collaborative Construction

How does integrated project insurance differ from integrated project delivery? How does Integrated Project Insurance differ from Integrated Project Delivery? The same is true of insurance products available to integrated teams.

5 Tips for Filing a Roof Replacement Insurance Claim

Construction Marketing Blog

Filing a roof replacement insurance claim may be your only chance of taking care of the necessary repairs and renovations, especially after a huge storm, water damage, or other calamities and catastrophes. This having been said, here are 5 tips for filing a roof replacement insurance claim.

Recycled Restaurant Waste Cooking Oil Can Trigger Insurance Pollution Exclusion

Green Building Law Update

In a case having broad implications given the wide mandatory recycling of restaurant waste cooking oil across the country, in a decision filed on April 29, 2019, a federal appeals court held that contaminated recycled fat could trigger the “pollution exclusion” in an insurance policy.

7 ways to prevent construction insurance losses

Construction Dive

Here are the major insurance issues to consider to avoid financial setbacks, as well as damage to professional and personal relationships

11 Areas of Cyber Insurance You Should Know More About

Construction Business Owner

Twenty years ago, no one had heard of cyber insurance, and a hacker was someone with a cough. As recently as 10 years ago, many people still did not know how exposed they were to clandestine attacks on their data

Insuring Unmanned Aircraft Exposures

Construction Business Owner

Drones are well suited for applications in construction, agriculture, energy, wireless communications, insurance, search and rescue, law enforcement, firefighting, real estate, photography and film

How to Insure the Uninsurable

Construction Business Owner

Your leadership team spends hundreds of hours agonizing over any one project's schedule—what workers should be hired for which phase of the project; what materials should be shipped to the site when; when and how often project owners should be brought in for a status update; and more.

Louisiana Contractors – Workers Compensation Insurance

Construction Law Monitor

Back in 2009 this blog reported on the very topic of Workers Compensation insurance, stating that 1 and 5 businesses are breaking workers compensation laws. The main reason being is due to the exorbitant price of this insurance on contractors.

Construction Insurance Market a Mixed Bag in 2013

Construction Informer

Fewer insurance carriers are willing to extend endorsements to additional insureds on construction contracts, according to Marsh’s Annual US Insurance Market Report. ” Very often, insurers are negotiating [.]

Insurer Facing BIM - Where Are the BIM & IPD Friendly Insurance Products?

Collaborative Construction

If BIM is the New Standard of Care what the HE double sticks are the insurance companies doing? Insurance companies and their lawyers are inherently risk averse and want nothing to do with anything new. If the built industry wants new and better insurance products YOU need to speak up!

Integrated Insurance Products Needed

Collaborative Construction

Many of those challenges, even the insurance conundrums raised in this post, can be addressed through integrated agreement. Here, I want to highlight the need for a new generation of integrated insurance products designed to protect integrated team members. A new insurance product is needed. Currently integrated team members are insured under separate policies, and there are no insurance products available on the US market that fit the needs of an integrated team.

David v. Goliath – The Difficult Task of Fighting Your Insurance Company

Construction Law Monitor

I was recently speaking with a client about the posture of a pending case and the client was surprised to know that nearly all of the insurance companies that were originally brought into the suit had whittled their way out due to policy limitations, lack of coverage and policy exclusions.

2016 Insurance Trends

Construction Business Owner

The construction insurance market is responding positively to these efforts, rewarding owners and builders that are operating their businesses efficiently and managing their risks properly with lower insurance premiums, broader coverage and higher limits

How to Insure the Uninsurable

Construction Business Owner

Your leadership team spends hundreds of hours agonizing over any one project's schedule—what workers should be hired for which phase of the project; what materials should be shipped to the site when; when and how often project owners should be brought in for a status update; and more.

Insurance firm and two senior figures handed record data breach fines

Green Industry Professionals

Fines totalling more than £150,000 handed down over use of private detectives to illegally obtain private banking records An insurance firm and two senior figures connected with the company have been given record fines for using private detectives to illegally obtain the private banking records of a businessman they were investigating. Data protection Data and computer security Technology Insurance industry Information commissioner Business UK news

Why your general contractor needs to have insurance

Geniebelt

Guest posts contractor general contractor insurance main contractorWhile it’s true that life is a gamble, you should never risk what you can’t afford to lose. This principle holds weight in many different aspects of life, especially those that involve substantial risk – hiring a general contractor included. Though it’s relatively cheaper, going for an uninsured contractor isn’t a good idea. When you.

Get Additional Insured Language Right

Construction Business Owner

General contractors, subcontractors and business owners risk substantial financial loss if they enter into contracts that are not supported by their insurance program.

2017 Insurance Update

Construction Business Owner

Yet, even as equipment has become safer, highway fatalities are increasing at an alarming rate, and insurance companies have targeted distracted driving from cell phone use as a contributing factor

Ensuring Adequate Insurance Coverage

Green Industry Professionals

Tips on how to make sure your business and its equipment have the proper insurance coverages, without paying unnecessarily high premiums or putting yourself at risk

Contractors Get Good Insurance & Use It!

Construction Law Monitor

More and more in my everyday practice I encounter issues with contractor general liability insurance (GL). Next, the most important and most often overlooked aspect is notifying the insurer when trouble starts. Business Matters Damages Insurance

Why Commercial Facility Maintenance Is Your Best Insurance Policy

Commercial Construction

The big take away from all of these services is that the right commercial facility maintenance can serve as the best insurance policy and save you thousands in facility maintenance costs. Being a national commercial construction general contractor can be an immensely rewarding profession.

Properly Identifying Additional Insured

Construction Business Owner

One approach is to require one party to list the other, protected party as an additional insured on its own purchased insurance policies, thereby giving the protected party direct access to insurance coverage.

2016 Insurance Market Forecast

Construction Business Owner

Like many businesses, the insurance industry is cyclical in nature. The insurance cycle is important to business owners because it directly impacts insurance premiums.

Tropical Storm Lee – Prepare for Insurance Claims

Construction Law Monitor

Contractors who have equipment, property and unfinished work need to report any flood, wind or wind driven rain damage to your general liability insurer in a timely fashion so that you may collect reimbursement for damages sustained from this storm. Your insurer will assign a claims specialist to assess the damage and this person is who you will work with to obtain reimbursement. Remember to consult with an attorney or your insurance agent when reviewing the terms of your policy.

Should You Fire Your Insurance Broker?

Construction Business Owner

Why you should work with an insurance broker who understands & takes steps to protect every aspect of your business operations.

Pollution Legal Liability Insurance More Valuable as a Result of High Court Ruling

Green Building Law Update

Insurance has become a mechanism for managing the risk of unanticipated costs incurred to clean up a property that an owner may have acquired not knowing it was contaminated or that may later become contaminated from migration of toxics onto the property.

Insurance App Tracks Driver Behavior

Construction Equipment

Arity, a spin off from Allstate Insurance, currently watches more than a million drivers for Allstate and online Esurance. Telematics data is collected from drivers who have agreed to let Arity monitor their driving habits in exchange for better rates.

Wearables' ROI is in safety and insurance, expert says

Construction Dive

Construction companies — along with their workers and insurance companies — see the potential for safety improvements through wearables but still yearn for more evidence of returns on investment

Cyber Insurance

Construction Business Owner

Cyber insurance aims to help mitigate losses from a wide variety of cyber and electronic intrusions, such as data breaches, business interruption and network damage caused by virus or malware.

Critics blame NYC's scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees

Construction Dive

Originally slated to cost $93 million, insurance costs for the East Side Access tunnel have ballooned to $584 million

Report: Construction workers least likely to have health insurance

Construction Dive

Many of the uninsured are independent contractors who are not entitled to benefits including health coverage

BIM Forum Insurance Presentation

Collaborative Construction

Louis made a presentation titled "BIM Claims and Insurance Coverage: A Survey of Recent Developments" at the BIM Forum in Arizona. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Gregg Bundschuh's with Ames & Gough out of St. Approximately 30 claims have arisen from BIM utilization to date according to the Ames Grough presentation. The claims fall into 6 categories and most related to delay and cost overruns. For more information visit the BIM Forum Blog and read the complete post.

Additional Insured Status: Playing the Speak-Out Game on a Construction Project

Best Practices Construction Law

Reading and understanding an insurance policy on a construction project can be a lot like understanding my kids playing Speak Out. Proper insurance coverage is an important risk management tool for contractors, subcontractors, project owners/developers and design professionals. Nautilus Insurance Co. , The subcontract also required the subcontractor to include the contractor as an “Additional Insured” on its policy.

Maybe you are insurable

Contractor Magazine

Never can a stroke, cancer or a heart attack be anything but bad news. But hallelujah! Survive for five years and your life expectancy statistically is probably (wish “probably” was not necessary) the same as the general population of Americans

FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood plain management report says current model building codes, such as the International Codes (I-Codes), have flood provisions that are consistent with NFIP requirements for buildings and structures.

Construction Insurance Market a Mixed Bag in 2013

Construction Informer

Fewer insurance carriers are willing to extend endorsements to additional insureds on construction contracts, according to Marsh’s Annual US Insurance Market Report. Finance General News Industry Managing construction insurance forecasts

The National Association of Landscape Professionals Offers New Insurance Program

Green Industry Professionals

The insurance program provides coverage on general liability, commercial auto, property, inland marine and crime

Insurance Market Update

Construction Business Owner

With the start of a new year, the construction insurance market is showing signs of ambivalence from most insurers. Insurance underwriters will likely focus on keeping existing clients happy (through pricing flexibility, broad coverages and service commitments), while simultaneously trying to grow business.

The Top 6 Insurance Trends in 2016

Construction Business Owner

The construction insurance market is responding positively to these efforts, rewarding owners and builders that are operating their businesses efficiently and managing their risks properly with lower insurance premiums, broader coverage and higher limits

Coming Soon: More Drone Insurance Options

ENR Construction

Contractors and engineers that are using drones soon may be able to buy standardized insurance coverage from a greater number of insurers. Business Management